Campfire Banana Splits
This was a recipe from my old Girl Scouting days. A very easy recipe for all ages that needs little adult supervision. Great for sleep-overs and backyard camping trips.
This was a recipe from my old Girl Scouting days. A very easy recipe for all ages that needs little adult supervision. Great for sleep-overs and backyard camping trips.
These were terrible. I won't ever try these again, they tasted like melted plastic. Maybe I did something wrong. I don't think cooked banana peels are very edible.Read More
these are spectacular...but just so everyone knows eating bananas while camping will increase the amount of mosquito bites!
This recipe is so good!! Rather than placing on grill I place mine in the oven on 350 for just a couple of mintues or until the marshmallows are toasted/browned. 2 thumbs up!!
These are wonderful! A nice change from s'mores. We do sometimes add peanutbutter also for an extra gooey treat.
Mmmmmmm! We just got back from a camping trip and we have fallen in love with this recipe. It's delicious! My husband said that he wants to make this at home in the oven! The only thing I would do different next time is stuff the marshmallows in first because they were all over the aluminum foil and not in the banana. Thanks for a great idea.
When I counseled Church camps in the 70's, we called these banana boats. Ours were slightly different. We left the stem attached, and cut a wedge the length of the banana, leaving the peel attached on the stem end. Then we would fill the opening with pieces of a chocolate candy bar and marshmallows, and cover with the piece of peel before cooking in the fire. Equally good and equally messy.
These were so cool! Even my hubby who normally doesn't have dessert was curious enough to try one of these, then he went to work and told everyone so now I have to make copies of this recipe. The bananas were a little tricky to stuff but worth it. I recommend also using nonstick foil as well with these!
Let these cook slow and make sure they melt! Eat with a spoon for an excellent treat. We camp a lot through the summer, and this is a great change of pace, and mom's way to sneak in some extra fruit! For those reading other reviews, OF COURSE YOU DON'T EAT THE PEEL!!! scoop the filling out!
I tried this while camping this weekend and our guests LOVED it. I used peanut butter & milk chocolate chips and it was awesome. Everyone kept saying we needed some ice cream,whipped cream and cherries and it would be complete. I think I will try butterscotch chips next time. Thanks for a great recipe!!
These were terrible. I won't ever try these again, they tasted like melted plastic. Maybe I did something wrong. I don't think cooked banana peels are very edible.
I made these for my family on our camping trip and they loved them! We used regular chocolate chips and peanut butter chips! I'm sure they will become a regular item on our camping menu!
As an avid camper, these are a wonderful change to s'mores! I use the posters ingredients, but to mine I also add Reeses peanut butter chips and honey roasted nuts before throwing on the fire. This is a favorite of my family!
This was awesome. We made this camping as an alternative to Smores and everyone went crazy for them. We used peanut butter M&M's in some bananas and mini Snickers in other bananas. This will be a regular item we take camping from here out. Very easy, yummy, and fun!
When we make this at home (you can do it quite well over the grill) we top the bananas with crushed up graham crackers when they are done. And remember you don't have to use chocolate chips; caramel ones are nice, or preanut butter, or cinnamon, or even the swirled kind.
Great for kids and adults! Just delicious! Thanks!
Delicious! But why leave the banana in the peel? Too much hassle. Next time I will wrap all bananas individually and without the peel!
Thanks for sharing this recipe it was very good. In the oven and camping!!! My whole family loved them . Thanks God bless.
Dette smaker uglespy!!
I used this recipe a couple of months ago, and it was a huge hit with my son. Thanks!
My husband really liked this but I wasn't so fond of it. The flavours were nice but I didn't like the texture of the cooked banana. Will make again for my husband.
My husband made these with his scout troop. The boys had fun making them and eating them too!
Good, but I didn't use enough chocolate chips. Just put in a few, but should have shoved more in.
I made this for my family campfire and everyone loved it, from age 2 to 50!!!
these were very good not as good as smores but a nice change!! My boyfriend insisted he wasn't going to try them said the thought of a warm banana made his stomach turn, but i insisted he did try them and he loved them. 3 adults and two of the three kids enjoyed alot!!
This was a nice change from s'mores, my kids loved them. I followed the recipe and when I took them off the campfire I added caramel sauce, crushed nuts and cherries, delicious! Takes a little more preperation then s'mores but worth it! Thanks!
Spectacular starter recipe! A throwback to my Girl Scout days these are totally back in. We have a fire pit and we don't have to wait to go camping to make. Use release foil and peel the bananas, use different toppings, m&m's, nuts (yes!), reese's pieces, etc. Have a can of whipped cream on hand plus a jar of cherries. DELICIOUS!!!!
Add some cherry or strawberry pie filling and some peanuts for a real treat!
One word...YUM!!! And so easy! Can't get better than that!
AWESOME!!!Try adding some peanut butter to them. We definetely make again!!!
Made these for our 4th of July camping trip and everyone loved them. A great campfire treat!
Messy but fun!
This was great!! We made this when we were camping this weekend. Everyone said they were a hit.
This was always one of my favorite things about Girl Scout camp!!! I still enjoy them just as much as an adult. Sometimes we sprinkle chopped peanuts on top too. YUM!
INHALED BY THE KIDS !!!!! PARENTS WERE INPRESSED -- AND EASY CLEAN UP .....THANKS ! I WILL MAKE THIS AT EVERY CAMPSITE !
FANTASTIC!! We added ice cream and whipped cream after they came off the grill. Next time, we want to add some crushed pineapple and cherries!
A unique idea. Our family loves these.
These are so yummy! I used milk chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and marshmallows. Really STUFF the banana with these, I did not, and everyone told me I should have added more. But they were still delicious! Tastes just like a banana split. Leave them on the grill or fire until the marshmallows and chips are 90% melted (which was longer than 5 minutes for me). This was a hit at a large summer grill out!
these were very good! i recommend putting the marshmallows in first and then the chocolate. We put the marshmallows in second and they oozed out and stuck to the foil.
We called them Banana Boats when we making them in Girl Scouts! Made 50 of them at a beach outing with families. Had the kids on an assembly line and they were a hit! Had to do it every year after that :):)
This is one of my favorite campfire treats! Although I've never done it this way, some of my friends also add peanut butter chips to the mix...I can only imagine how delicious that would be!
I was cooking food on a stick today, and looking for some new recipes, and was given this. This actually cooked directly on the fire but was protected by the foil. I did have heavy duty foil though. I liked the concept of cutting the banana into disks and leaving it in the peel and wrapping it. I even liked the taste of the warm banana. However, the marshmallow and chocolate made it WAY TOO SWEET! This was with just a sprinkle of chocolate and marshmallow, which was no where near the amount called for in the recipe. I am definitely going to try baking a banana over the fire again but experiment with sweeteners and flavorings. I am thinking of doing a banana foster inspired one next time just lightly sweetened.
This has always been a favorite. We vary it sometimes with chopped up miniature peanut butter cups, or sometimes we put in cut up strawberries and they are fantastic!!!!
My kids loves these teats....they are GREAT!! Something the whole family can enjoy making and eating too!
mmmmmmmm my new favorite banana recipe!!!! As good as s'mores!
just made these and they were a hit! Can't wait to make these when we go camping in the spring
Oh my gosh, these are SO good! I was a little turned off by the idea of eating a hot banana, but we had hot coals after grilling some corn and it seemed a shame to waste them. I threw these together and my fiancee grilled them for about 10 minutes. All four of us loved them! I had to use marshmallow creme and nonpariels instead of mini marshmallows and chocolate chips, because that's what I had on hand. It worked well and I think I liked them better with the marshmallow creme than I would have with mini marshmallows (I'm not fond of the texture of marshmallows, but the creme is okay). Can't wait to make these as a treat for my nieces and nephews next time they come to visit!
Rather than spraying foil, a sheet of Reynold's Non-Stick (Release) foil works nicely.
It was okay, just not used to tasting warm bananas. My father and husband said it was good, and would like to have it again.
While visiting our grandsons in Virginia I wanted to do something different and remembered these "Banana Boats" from when I was a Girl Scout...50 years ago....I used butterscotch chips, semi-sweet chips and chopped nuts with the marshmallows...yummmmmm...coconut would be good too...any of the "chips" would be great! The boys loved making their own variations! So glad my memory isn't shot and I could remember these wonderful Banana Boats...
I remember making these with my GS troop too! I will DEFINITELY make these this summer over the grill! Thanks for the memory ;)
These were so easy and fun. The kids loved them and it was something different from the usual smores. And healthier!
The young adults in my church used to make these at bonfires, with a few changes: we spread in peanut butter, sprinkle with chocolate chips and coconut flakes, then drizzle with sweetened condensed milk. Seal the foil and set near the fire in coals for about 5 minutes until the bananas have softened. This is super gooey, and very sweet (at least to me) but they are a great treat once in a while.
Really easy to make and super tasty! Next time we're going to try adding peanut butter. Always disliked smores, this is a great alternative!
I was really excited to make these on our camping trip, but I did not care for this recipe. I like all the ingredients, but I guess a hot banana just doesn't agree with my taste buds.
We took this recipe to try camping in the summer and these were very messy to make and to try and eat. I'm not sure that I will make them again.
This was pretty good. The first time we made them was a little frustrating because all the marshmallow ended up on the aluminum foil. The second time we just split the bananas lengthwise on some foil and laid the toppings on, then grilled the whole thing open, which seemed a little easier. Great idea- thanks
When I was a "Scout" we made these! We would peel the banana and cut a wedge in 4 places the length of the banana and fit a square of hershey's with a big marshmallow between the chocolate. These were placed in a foil pouch. It was such a treat!
Great recipe! We had a ton of dove chocolate Easter eggs so I cut them in halves and used them instead of chocolate chips--turned out amazing! A great no mess recipe for car camping.
These were awesome!!! My kids LOVED them and they were fairly easy to do and your kids can help!
1 star for looks (rotten pickle appearence) but 5 stars for taste. I overloaded each bananna with marshmellows and chocolate chips, the smell was amazing when they were cooking. Great idea, lots of happy kids!
We had extra bananas when we went camping last weekend and shared them with our "next door neighbors". They were a huge hit and provided an entre' for our grandkids and their kids to be great camping buddies all weekend long.
I love to cook over the campfire at our family place in the PA mountains and I'm always looking for a new idea. Tried this over the holiday weekend and it is a keeper! I used marshmellows, coconut, peanut butter chips and chocolate chips. This was so good and such a nice change. Can't wait to make these with my boy friend's kids. They will enjoy making these but will love eating them more!
Somewhat healthy and super yummy dessert for the lake or the backyard. Kids and big kids all loved it :) Will do again most definetly!!
Made while camping- the kids loved 'em!
I've been raving about this recipe for a week! I'd recommend going heavier on the marshmallows and lighter on the chocolate so the chocolate doesn't overwhelm.
Quick, easy and delicious!
these are awsome! use you imagination, any thing goes! i had our neighbors coming over to see what we was cooking over the fire. thanks lisa
really good, kids loved it! Kinda messy but no one minded.....going to be a camp ground staple for my family
These are a truly decadent dessert! I added some crumbled graham crackers too. It's like having a warm banana cream pie. Everyone who tried them loved it!
I enjoyed this recipe as a dessert after all day camping. It combined the great taste of fruit, chocolate, and marshmallows. Yummy! I'll remember this recipe next time we go camping.
OMG, sooo yummy. I had been wanting to try this while camping, but I knew eating bananas attracted mosquitos. Well, we decided to go halloween camping (it was 40 degrees out...no mosquitos) so I decided to try it. We put peanut butter, choc chips and marshmellows in it. placed directly in the campfire for about 7 minutes (which seemed like forever cause i was so excited)....yummy, i may need to go camping in the cold more often just to have the excuse to make these....did I say YUMMY! yet?
I remember making these in Campfire when I was a little girl. We called them "Banana Boats". YUMMM ;-D
This was so easy to just assemble and wrap then throw in the coals. We made an assembly line to speed things along. Our camping experience wasn't the best but there were a lot of compliments on the bananas!
Yummy! I forgot the chocolate chips, so I broke up some cookies that had peanut butter and were fudge-covered. My hubby was very skeptical, but he ate the whole thing and finished my youngest son's as well! You can really play around with the flavors.
A very easy fun recipe. The kids really loved it!
Everyone loved them!
I've been making these for a few years, they're great! My recipe called them "Banana 'smores". You top with crushed graham crackers after they come out of the coals. YUMMY!!!
YUM! YUM! YUM! We topped them with whipped cream. Next time I think we will add strawberry and pineapple ice cream topping. Definitely a new family favorite.
I tried this 2 ways! I made one with sliced almonds and one with peanut butter! Both were equally delicious! I used regular sized marshmallows and just cut them into pieces with kitchen shears! I placed them in first and then added mini chocolate chips and almonds or peanut butter on top because I didn't want the marshmallows to stick to the tin foil. This was so good! I think I'll make them many more times and add different topping! You can't go wrong with this recipe!
I'm glad I only made two, they were delicious! Now I have to play around with them, nuts, pb, graham cracker crumbs, oreo crumbs, who knows what else! Can hardly wait to try!
I did this one once at Camp Adahi when I was in Girl scouts It was amazing!!
a lot of work and not as good as s'mores. VERY MESSY.
Tastes great and they're fun to make. We had a banana stuffing party and let the kids stuff the bananas with chocolate chips, coconut, and chopped pecans. We actually served these over vanilla ice cream too! Wonderlicious! 6/15/09: DON'T let these grill too long unless you like mushy bananas!
We tried this --we added vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce to make it a full banana split. It was a nice change from smores. Will make again. Only suggestion--do not keep it in the coals too very long-so it won't burn.
So easy and so yummy! They were a big hit with my whole family. I am not a fan of marshmallows unless they are toasted golden brown, so I would be ok with leaving them out next time. I am wondering how peanut butter chips would be instead of chocolate?
We have made this recipe for years around the campfire or even sometimes when we grill out. I always add some peanut butter and different types of chocolate chips. I enjoy experimenting with it. A good recipe :)
I first learned this 50 years ago at Girl Scout camp. Yes, 50 years ago! Only difference was we used squares of Hershey bars. It made enough of an impression on me that I did it with my friends when we started camping 20 years ago. If at all possible, bring out a glass of cold milk to go with it. Delicious!!!!
I put peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and marshmallows in our bananas. They were delicious at our camp out!
Tried this recipe while on our adults only Memorial Day camping trip. Excellent! I was leary because I'm not a big fan of marshmallows, but they taste just like banana splits. Even the guys loved them. I stuck to the recipe except we added Heath Bar chips that I had left over from my cookie baking stash at home. Took earlier advice and not only sliced the banana, but also cut it into chunks for easier eating. Will definitely make these for the little ones on our next family outing.
Fun recipe. The banana gets sweeter with cooking it. I had to return the banana to the fire a couple of times to get the marshmallows to melt so don't be afraid to put the banana in a hot spot of fire.
I wanted to love this, but it was just okay.
Fantastic and sooo easy! We used marshmallow fluff the first time because we didn't have marshmallows on hand, after using the real thing the second time I would say that the fluff worked better. Good stuff, can't wait 'til we have kids to share this with! :)
These were great! We put these on the grill after dinner one night. The kids enjoyed stuffing them with mini marshmellows, chocolate chips, and crushed graham crackers for texture. I wasn't sure how they'd react since they're not banana lovers to begin with but they were a hit! They've been asking to make them again ever since!
This was great! We used this recipe this weekend during our camping trip, and both adults and kids loved it!
It was fun to make as a family. I cut the bananas in half for my kids and we experimented with peanut butter chips. YUM! Good alternative to S'mores.
Good, but a little hard to tell when done. VERY VERY GOOD will make again sometime
These are very good and can be done on the grill if you are at home instead of camping!
I made these when I was a counselor at church camp, but we called them banana boats and sometimes added peanut butter. Honestly, it's the only way I will eat chocolate and peanut butter together. these are AMAZING!